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So I was pondering, and I realized that I was hungry.
Upon eating something, I decided to put this question to you guys. Of the 3 seasons, which structure do you prefer the best?
The first season was very Twilight specific, with every episode involving her personally learning something about friendship and writing a letter to Celestia. She was present in every episode, even if just to be there in the end to pen the letter.
In Season 2, the focus changed when Celestia requested that each one of the mane 6 write letters on their discoveries in the field of friendship. This meant that Twilight didn't need to be in every single episode, and allowed other characters to take the spotlight. Because of this I didn't feel like the whole thing was as cohesive overall as the first season, but it was interesting to see the different points of view and personalities of the characters shine through in their letter writing.
Season 3 confuses this fairly orderly setup. Except for an episode or two, writing letters got almost completely thrown out the window. This was something that was subtle and yet jarring to me at the same time. Season 3 seemed destined to shake things up with nothing more than a simple twist before the credits rolled each weekend. That said, season 3 also appeared to be the most story driven, giving it its own unique twist.
So, for me?
I would honestly have to say season 1. Despite the fact that we didn't get to see the other character's perspectives as strongly, I say that this was more than made up for with how we could see Twilight grow as a pony and a friend through the season. With her writing the letters, it was made clear each and every episode what her discovery was and how she had been impacted. The transition to friendship that started in the very first episode through Twilight's eyes could only be told in its entirety through those eyes.
So without worrying about specific merits/downsides of individual episodes, which season had the best structure?
*Remember, this isn't necessarily your favorite season*
//end long and boring post
(This post was last modified: 10-14-2013 10:06 PM by EDWizard.)
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